When I was a brand new attorney, I felt like everyone else got this “how to adult” memo I missed (or maybe it got lost in my paper piles).
I left school and immediately got overwhelmed by managing a career, family, friends, dating, even the run-of-the-mill medical things, financial info, etc.
I basically ignored my personal Gmail for months on end. And I just felt like I was scrambling from thing to thing. If I focused on my work, my personal life was neglected. And vice versa.
At the time, I didn’t really get that it came down to time management. All of those things require time, so managing my time was what I should focus on. But I also didn’t know where to start.
I felt lost, confused, and oddly embarrassed. I say oddly because I recognize now how odd it was — no one taught me how to “adult,” how to manage my time as a professional working woman. But I nonetheless assumed I should magically know and beat myself up for not.
The more clients I work with, the more I see some variation of these feelings in them. They’re embarrassed. Even sometimes feeling real shame.
So I just want you to know: if you too feel like you missed the “how to adult” memo, you’re not alone. And don’t beat yourself – no one taught you how to do this!
It’s also never too late to turn the ship around and get some clarity, calm and confidence rocking in your life.
You got this. And you’ll be surprised at how simple and weirdly fun it can be to get life feeling more under your control. Let’s do this.